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Is poliomyelitis curable?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
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In brief: Prevention is best

The response to polio infection is unpredictable.
If you are in the 5-10% of unimmunized folks that develop poliomyelitis, treatment is limited to supportive care.The diseases distroys nerves in the brain or spinal cord and survival depends mostly on what nerves are distroyed & complications.If you survive for >2wks your future may require extensive rehab and assistive devices. Get vaccinated!

In brief: Prevention is best

The response to polio infection is unpredictable.
If you are in the 5-10% of unimmunized folks that develop poliomyelitis, treatment is limited to supportive care.The diseases distroys nerves in the brain or spinal cord and survival depends mostly on what nerves are distroyed & complications.If you survive for >2wks your future may require extensive rehab and assistive devices. Get vaccinated!
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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Dr. William Singer
Pediatrics - Neurology

In brief: Polio

Poliomyelitis is not cureable, but it is preventable, and treatable.
Treatement is breathing support, if necessary, until a person can breath without support, physical and occupational therapy under the supervision of a rehabilitation specialist to build up strength, prevent contractures and facilitate ambulation or the use of supportive devices.

In brief: Polio

Poliomyelitis is not cureable, but it is preventable, and treatable.
Treatement is breathing support, if necessary, until a person can breath without support, physical and occupational therapy under the supervision of a rehabilitation specialist to build up strength, prevent contractures and facilitate ambulation or the use of supportive devices.
Dr. William Singer
Dr. William Singer
Thank
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